Gypsy Sally's Presents
Nappy Riddem, Higher Education
The Ellameno Beat
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEMhas been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dance floor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, Nappy Riddem has expanded into a six-piece band, whose live show is engaging and compelling, getting the crowd moving and grooving with a smile on their faces.
In 2013 Nappy Riddem released "The Rock Steady EP" and was awarded "Best Reggae Recording" by the Washington Area Music Association, in 2014. Nappy Riddem stepped out of the studio to focus on touring. They've toured up and down the East Coast as well as Texas, Colorado and California. Nappy Riddem has headlined world famous venues like the 9:30 Club and Brooklyn Bowl. This band of brothers has had the pleasure of supporting Steel Pulse, the English Beat, Go-Go rockers Experience Unlimited, John Brown's Body, Lee Scratch Perry, and every current incarnation of Bob Marley's Wailers, most recently featuring Aston "Family Man" Barret and Marley's Lead Guitarist Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin also selected Nappy Riddem to mentor and tour with him as his backing band during their 2014 California tour. The highlight of which was headlining the prestigious Joshua Tree Music Festival. Nappy Riddem's performances meld Reggae, Rock, and Funk together into their unique brand of "Dancehall Funk".
Residing in College Park, Maryland, the power trio Higher Education is an eclectic rock band known for their high-energy live performances, with a reputation of weaving in and out of various genres while still keeping their own distinguished sound. Their range of musicianship and songwriting abilities are impressive to say the least. You can't help but have a good time with Higher Education. Their vibe is contagious.
Higher Education's music is for the people. It's real; it's not superficial or materialistic. All three members are highly involved in the writing process, bringing multiple perspectives to the music making the songs relatable to a wide audience. They also thrive on the live performance; an area where they truly shine. The chemistry that they have live is something special, and they are capable of playing for hours on end. You can tell they are having a great time up there on stage. "Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, to have fun, and to be able to escape for awhile with our music."
They regularly play around the DC Metro area, at notable venues such as The Fillmore in Silver Spring and U Street Music Hall, as well as Rams Head Live in Baltimore. They have shared the stage with local and national acts including The Flobots, Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, Bumpin Uglies, Shrub and many more.
The Ellameno Beat
The Ellameno Beat is a band of twenty-somethings hailing from Jensen Beach, Florida. Founded and produced by lead singer Reggie Froom, the group channels an original progressive roots sound and presence that is the product of a life-long passion for soulful expression through music and the ocean.
$12.00 - $14.00
Ticket sales online end at 5 pm day of show. Tickets available at the door unless listed as sold out.